Time2Envy... ?

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  1. AlexPhoto1

    AlexPhoto1 TPF Noob!

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    Hello.. Sorry for making another thread so quickly it is just my mom really wants me to cover my bases... On ebay there is a seller called Time2Envy... The exact link of the product I want to purchase is this Pentax K-X Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm Lens White NEW on eBay.ca (item 300416119311 end time 09-May-10 14:07:12 EDT)

    It is almost a too good to be true sale... I mean on B&H the body only is 529.99... Has anyone bought from Time2Envy in the past? And if so what is your feedback?

    Thanks alot..
     
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    Maybe white isn't a hot seller. LOL

    The seller is in New York, many of the scam companies are in new york. Not sure about that seller in particular, but I'd rather have piece of mind and buy from B&H, Adorama, etc

    Read their feedback.... 6 negatives in the last month alone. 22 in the last 6 months......I'd avoid that place.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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  4. AlexPhoto1

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    That made me lol

    Well I might go with B&H .. its only 40$ more for a body only but I have to pay like 30$ Shipping because I live in Canada -_- well I prefer have a camera and pay bit extra then not have one
     
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    So are you gonna get a white one? If I had one, I would dress up like a storm trooper from Star Wars.
     
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    LOL I don't know.. Probably black.. But then again your idea is pretty good.. *Thinks*..
     
  7. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Outside of the major stores.. Adorama, Calumet, BH, almost every NY area based store I have every seen with published prices that are too good to be true are a scam.

    Time2Envy / time2envy.com - stores.ebay.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

    If you look at the reviews, they are either 5 or 1, I bet all the 5's are shills who work for the scam operation.



    Also, keep in mind that historically the profit margins are camera equipment are very slim. You will rarely see lower pricing on new products from small shops. This is in part are reason why legit small shops go out of business... slim profit margins, large retail competition (best buy for ex), and dropping services (no film development / service).
     
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    Thanks Usayit.. I will most probably order off B&H.. Amazon.com has the best price but since I live in canada and this is in effect Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. I am out of luck.

    I hate amazon.ca it has nothing ! It needs more merchandise...

    Thanks
    Alex
     
  9. pbelarge

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    HEY...lets not pick on NY. :thumbdown:
    Some of the best stores are also in NY. :thumbup:

    Scams can be had in someones garage in a remote location...just be careful when purchasing from any name company that seems too good to be true.
     
  10. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Generally speaking if start reading of bait and switch connected to a store you might as well walk away from that shop. All shops will get bad reviews from time to time - things get lost in the post, packages miss sent, mess ups at the warehouse etc.... - however you don't accidentally bait and switch someone - that is a shop policy and if you read of it it means you are going to get caught by it. As a result you'll either end up paying far more for what you think you've ordered and might get the product - or you'll end up being told that its back ordered or not available any more if you don't jump through their hoops and pay more.
     

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